Personal Best: Revising and Editing 130 The Least You Need to Know · Revising and editing involve deleting, adding, replacing, and moving words, sentences, and passages in the text. · Consider your audience, purpose, form, and content as you revise and edit. · Revise by deleting irrelevant material and adding necessary elaboration. · As you revise, use punctuation to make your meaning clear. · Revise for unity by combining related sentences, deleting sentences that are off-topic and adding transi- tions.